Looks like a tin pot general from a Third World country.
Section 90 of the Police Act 1996 (‘the Act’) provides the legal base for considering this issue and it
defines the following offences:
1) Any person who with intent to deceive impersonates a member of a police force or
special constable, or makes any statement or does any act calculated falsely to
suggest that he is such a member or constable, shall be guilty of an offence and liable
on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a
fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.
2) Any person who, not being a constable, wears any article of police uniform in
circumstances where it gives him an appearance so nearly resembling that of a
member of a police force as to be calculated to deceive shall be guilty of an offence
and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard
3) Any person who, not being a member of a police force or special constable, has in his
possession any article of police uniform shall, unless he proves that he obtained
possession of that article lawfully and has possession of it for a lawful purpose, be
guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 1
on the standard scale.
4) In this section – “article of police uniform” means any article of uniform or any
distinctive badge or mark or document of identification usually issued to members of
police forces or special constables, or anything having the appearance of such an
article, badge, mark or document
As can be seen, this section of the Act covers a wide range of offences relevant to clothing that
closely resembles police uniform. It creates offences for both possession of such an article of
clothing (Subsection 3), as well as an offence in respect of wearing the apparel (Subsection 2).
Subsection 1 specifically relates to the intention of an individual to deceive and creates an offence
in respect of an act or statement made by him/her which is designed to suggest that he/she is a
member of a police force.
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